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Mark Zuckerberg was coached through board negotiations like a character in "Cyrano de Bergerac"

In the late 19th-century comedy Cyrano de Bergerac (and in the brilliant 1987 Steve Martin adaptation, Roxanne) the clever-but-homely hero coaches the handsome-but-dull Christian to help him win the affection of a beautiful woman. 542 more words

DAPL on shaky financial ground

CNBC is reporting that “Donald Trump has sold his entire stake in Energy Transfer Partners, the company overseeing construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.” 871 more words

North Dakota

Gibson Dunn Discusses Proxy Advisers' 2017 Voting Guidelines

The two most influential proxy advisory firms–Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis)–recently released their updated proxy voting guidelines for 2017.  The key changes to the ISS and Glass Lewis policies are described below along with some suggestions for actions public companies should take now in light of these policy changes and other proxy advisory firm developments.  3,293 more words

Corporate Governance

Alliance result not so good on closer inspection

At first sight the Alliance profit of $10.1 million for 2016 appeared to be a small but definite improvement over the previous year’s result when no supplier distribution was made. 348 more words

Agribusiness

Shareholders of SPH Reit ask about buying over Seletar Mall, threat of online shopping

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

SHAREHOLDERS at the SPH Reit annual general meeting on Friday asked if the real estate investment trust sponsored by media group Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) would add Seletar Mall to its portfolio and queried about the threat of online shopping, among other things. 229 more words

Money Matters

Staggered Boards and Long-Term Firm Value, Revisited

For a long time, the academic literature has largely supported the view that staggered boards — which require challengers to win at least two election cycles to gain a board majority — entrench directors and managers to the detriment of shareholders. 902 more words

Corporate Governance